"Museo de Arqueologia Olmeca" Coatzacoalcos Things to Do Tip by DSwede

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  Museo de Arqueologia Olmeca
by DSwede

There are not many things in the city of Coatzacoalcos geared for tourist visitors. Along the Malecon, there is a small monumental Olmec pyramid. Quite often you'll see locals climbing up it to take some pictures of the beach, or maybe a couple teenagers sitting on its steps to have a private moment.

But if you go to the side and down the steps, inside is a small Olmec museum. It is cheap and small, only takes a couple minutes to visit. All the placards are in Spanish and despite the enthusiasm of the staff to help, they too only speak Spanish.

Inside are a couple thousand small clay figures, clay dolls and faces some dating back more than 2000 years. In the mix are also a couple made out of granite. All the display pieces are small, but in good condition. They are presented in a way that you can see the differences in both styles and fashions of the local Olmec settlements (ex La Venta, San Lorenzo, etc.)

Open Tuesday ~ Saturday 10am to 6pm.
Open Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Closed Monday.

Adults 10 pesos, students 5 pesos, seniors and children are free. No photos are allowed inside.

Address: Malecon, Coatzacoalcos
Directions: On the Malecon (beachfront) by the intersection of Av. Independencia

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 14, 2011
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